竹島問題の歴史

4.8.11

Yonhap --"Dokdo ferry operator imposes ban on Japanese passengers"

According to an Aug. 3 Yonhap News article HERE, a South Korean operator of a regular ferry service to Ulleungdo and Dokdo has said that "all Japanese citizens" are indefinitely barred from taking its ferries from South Korean east coast city of Gangneung to Ulleungdo and Dokdo. The article says he is barring Japanese "in protest against Tokyo's latest territorical claims."

Excerpt
"Our decision is to protest against the Japanese lawmakers' attempt to visit Ulleung Island earlier this week," said an official of Seaspovill Co., referring to the East Sea island located some 90 kilometers west of Dokdo. "It is in line with the government's will to sternly respond to the Japanese (government's) renewed assertion."
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"Any Japanese passengers will not be allowed to board our ferries starting today," according to the official. "We will not scrap the decision until Japan stops making its absurd claims."
This may just be a marketing ploy to get more Korean customers since there are other ferries serving the same route.

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